Titusville, Florida's Historic Walking Tour

Col. Henry T. Titus Welcome to Historic Titusville, the oldest community on the Indian River.

This map will be your guide on a stroll that will take you back to the 1800's when residents and visitors traveled by horse and buggy, by sailing vessels, and by steam boats.

In the 1850's, only a few hardy pioneers resided in this vicinity. During the Civil War, salt was produced here to aid the Confederate cause, and daring sea captains landed their vessels after eluding the Federal blockade along the Southern coastline. Soon afterward, settlers like Col. Henry Titus began to arrive, full of dreams and seeing opportunity everywhere they looked.

Dixie Hotel on river front at end of Julia Street

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#7 is the beginning of the Walking Tour.

Rediscover the Titusville of Yesteryear

On this walk, you will rediscover the Titusville of yesteryear, from its modest beginnings as a frontier settlement called Sand Point, to the bustling commerce and growth brought by the JT&KW railroad, the Indian River steamboats, and early industries like commercial fishing and citrus agriculture.

Along the way, you will meet some of our enterprising pioneers. You will see how Titusville and its people worked to develop the Indian River region and pioneer the new frontier of space.

The story of Historic Titusville is told on descriptive panels located along public walkways. Each panel reveals a specific historic site and features period images.

Today, our historic downtown is still home to a variety of specialty shops and dining establishments that carry on a tradition of friendly, small-town merchants offering quality goods and services in a relaxed environment along the Indian River shoreline.

We invite you to visit these other attractions and activities in Historic Titusville

  • Space Walk of Fame, known as the "Front Row" for the Shuttle Launch, where you can view monuments and displays.
  • North Brevard Historical Museum, allowing you to learn about Titusville's heritage.
  • Veterans Memorial Pier, offering excellent fishing and shrimping at the site of the first bridge over the Indian River.
  • Titusville Municipal Marina, one of the inland waterway's finest harbors, constructed in the 1930s. Here you can find nature boat tours, flats-fishing charters, and a wide range of marine services.
  • Emma Parrish Theatre, a fine community playhouse offering a schedule of theatrical productions and programs located in the restored building that was the Magnolia Theater in the 1920s.

Steamboat Pioneer - 1877

Steamboat Pioneer - 1877

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Early Titusville Railroads

JT&KW Railroad and Indian River Steamboat Wharf - 1885

Launch Complex 39

Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39 - 1965 (Viewing Site)

Scobie Company

Scobie Fish & Oyster Company - 1885

Scobie Company

Titus House & Indian River Hotel - 1869

Bank and Grocery Store

Indian River State Bank - 1888

Brady Grocery Store - 1886 (Building Still Exists)

Titusville School - 1900

Titusville School House - 1900

Wager's grocery

Wager's Grocery Store & Wharf - 1875
(Building Still Exists)

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